Health News

On the Rise: Lung Disease Deaths
In recent decades, the United States has seen an increase in deaths from chronic respiratory diseases, according to a new study.
Symbicort Gets OK for Kids with Asthma
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for children with asthma. 
The Link Between Asthma and Obesity
Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese, according to a new study.
Where You Live Might Affect Your Health
Living in a rural area may mean you face a raised risk of death, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Keeping Asthma in Check
Getting flu vaccinations and having asthma medications on hand at school may help keep kids with asthma healthy, according to two new studies.
Identifying Tough-to-Control Asthma
How difficult asthma is to control varies case by case. But new research may help one predict the tough cases.
How Late-Onset Asthma Might Affect Your Heart
Adults who develop late-onset asthma may face a raised risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found.
Depression Might Affect COPD Rx Adherence
Depression may decrease adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study found.
Childhood Asthma Now, COPD Later
Childhood asthma with reduced growth of lung function may be tied to a raised risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study found.
FDA Approves New COPD Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).